General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to
- give the student a picture about legislation as a foundation for our society
- get the student to find, use and understand the basic legislation regulating working life and the legislation in thier own professional field

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- use some basic legal terms and describe the court system in Finland
- explain how the European Union affects the Finnish Society
- describe the decision making system within local authorities
- give a brief outline of the legaslation concerning working life and the professional field of the student
- describe how the legislation within the professional field is implemented in a local authority

Course contents

The Finnish Society
Legislation concerning working life
Legislation concerning Social and Health Care

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

Surakka Aapo:Access to Finnish Law, Helsinki 2005
ISBN 951-0-28941-8
Material distributed by the lecturer

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 88 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 88 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 45 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Sigfrids Ingmar


Blomqvist Karl

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2007-12-30

Assessment methods

  • 2008-04-08 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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